If You’re in Cairo: Translation Studies Workshop at Cairo University

On December 9 and 10, the British Academy is sponsoring a Translation Studies workshop at Cairo University in the English Department to help launch a new MA in Translation Studies: 

download (2)According to organizers:

The Department of English Language and Literature, Cairo University, and the Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies, University of Manchester, will collaborate on establishing a new, research-oriented MA programme in Translation Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Cairo University. Drawing on existing expertise of faculty in both institutions, the project will focus on designing and delivering a research-driven curriculum that foregrounds the political impact of translation and the ethical responsibility of translators in an increasingly conflictual global and domestic context. The MA will be designed to train a new, critical generation of scholars who can make an informed contribution to the study of translation, at doctoral level and beyond, in the context of existing international power struggles over discourses and the production of knowledge. The project will further support the development of a doctoral programme and provide a platform for continued collaboration between Manchester and Cairo University, including collaboration on MA and PhD co-supervision. The initiative is supported by a grant from the British Academy.

Project Coordinators: Mona Baker (Manchester) and Hoda Elsadda (Cairo) … Working Group: Mona Baker, Hoda Elsadda, Walid El Hamamsy, Hala Kamal, Sahar Sobhi, Lamis El Naqqash, Loubna Youssef, Randa Abou Bakr.

The schedule:

Monday 9 December 2013

4:00-5:30 Public lecture by Mona Baker: The Ethics and Politics of Translation … (Department of English- Room 13)

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Events will be held in the faculty of Arts Annex- Conference Hall

10:00-11:00 am Overview of Project by Mona Baker and Hoda Elsadda

11:00-12:00 pm Mohamed Enani: Translation Studies in the Arab World

Chair: Loubna Youssef

12:00-12:30 Break

12:30-1:00 pm Mona Baker: Translation Studies at the University of Manchester

1:00-1:30 pm Khairy Doma: The National Council of Translation

1:30-2:00 pm Bahaa-eddin M. Mazid: Translation Studies at Sohag University

Chair: Hoda Ayad

2:00-3:00 pm Lunch

3:00-5:00 pm Panel discussion: Translation Studies at Cairo University: Visions for the Future. Ten-minute interventions by: Sahar Sobhi, Omaya Khalifa, Hala Kamal, Randa Aboubakr, Khaled Tawfik, Lamis El Naqqash.

Chair: Omaima Aboubakr